Leptospirosis in Sydney

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Mulberry Lane Vet Hospital
294 Lords Place
Orange
NSW 2800

Phone:
02 6360 3071
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Leptospirosis is a nasty bacterial disease which causes severe illness in dogs and can be fatal. It is also dangerous to humans, and is passed on by contact with urine of infected animals, commonly feral rats. The bacteria can also live in the soil, water or food and can enter the skin through cuts or bites.There have recently been cases reported in Sydney, mainly in the Surrey Hills/Glebe area but including Centennial Park. 6 dogs have died. If you take your dog to Sydney, Dr Judith recommends that your dog is vaccinated before your next trip, to protect them from Leptospirosis.

Adult dogs can be protected with 2 vaccinations, one month apart and an annual booster after that. This is very important if your dog goes with you to Sydney.

All puppies will now be offered the Leptospirosis vaccination at Mulberry Lane Vet Hospital as part of their usual puppy protection plan, with vaccinations at 6,12 and 16 weeks of age.

Please speak to one of our friendly team if you have any questions about Leptospirosis, or about your dogs vaccinations.


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